Morrisville, North Carolina 27560
Vaishnavi B, PMP;PMI-ACP
IBM Details: Project Manager June16 - Till date
Project Lead Nov10 – June16
Diligent Project Manager offering a proven record of success leading all phases of diverse technology projects.
Identified risk by communicating and coaching with internal and external teams daily to finish the project successfully.
Collaborated across multiple teams including engineering, internal clients and vendors
10 years of IT experience in Software Quality Assurance spanning across multiple industries like Banking, Insurance which includes 4 years of Mainframe development.
Rich and varied experience in Mainframe Application Testing for Insurance using Waterfall and Agile methodology
Successfully managed large and small application testing projects in the onsite –offshore model
Thorough Understanding and experience in implementing Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies including Scrum, Waterfall and Agile methodology for application development, Enhancement, Maintenance projects.
Expertise in various aspects of Software testing lifecycle(STLC) including Requirement Analysis, Estimation, QA Project Plan, Test Strategy, Test Plan, Test Design, Test Execution, Defect Management, Implementation and Closure.
Strong experienced in planning and hands on in Smoke Testing, Functional Testing, System Integration Testing, Regression Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Risk based testing.
Demonstrated success in bringing cost efficiencies in testing projects through various levers – Risk based testing and lean processes.
Creative problem solver with advanced analytical, planning, and scheduling skills with a focus on timely delivery.
Highly proficient in Defect Management & Test Management using Quality Center
Coached team in optimal time utilization through concepts of scrum and agile management methodologies.
Led sprint reviews and daily scrum meetings to touch base with whole team and ensure that all members were performing satisfactorily.
Knowledge of design and development
Databases and Tools: DB2, VSAM, SPUFI, File-Aid, Quality Centre 12.1, ALM.
Programming Languages: COBOL, JCL
Mainframe Tools: ISPF, TSO, JOBTRAC, FILE-AID, XPTR, MANAGE NOW.
Other Utilities: ENDEVOR, CHANGEMAN, XPEDITER
Successfully transitioned of 3 projects from MetLife/vendor to IBM India
Travelled to the CHENNAI to work closely with the vendor during transition
100% Transition sign off for all the 3 projects
Ramp up post transition
Successful delivery of projects during steady state
Process improvements and suggestions
Involved in cross training resources across all 3 projects.
Identified training needs for the teams and organized for training to fill knowledge gap.
Received laurels and appreciation both from client and IBM
Received monetary and monumental/certifications awards
Feb 07 - Nov 10, Associate Project, Cognizant Technology Solutions
Team Size: 3 Software Developers
Duration: From Feb 2007 till Nov 2010
Total Projects: 6 Mega projects
Role: Senior Developer
Development Job Profile
Take part in the project kick off meetings with release managers (onshore), Business Analysts / System Analysts, Developers and Stake holders
Understand and analyze the Software requirement & Design/ Technical specification documents
Estimation and resource planning
Conduct trainings (Knowledge transfer, domain and testing).
Work flow management
Review and Prepare High Level and Low Level Design documents.
Review and develop Technical design documents for the impacted components.
Involved in modifying and developing code as per the requirement.
Develop Sort cards, JCL’s, Proclibs and copy books as per requirement.
Involved in Creating Change man Packages, staging and compiling the components
Review and Develop test cases & test data.
Involved in setting up JCl’s, proclibs as per test environment
Review functional specifications
Assist other resources in executing test cases; verify the results as per requirement.
Involved in set up of test environment as a part of System Testing
Prepare test execution report
Conduct Status review, Phase & Project closure Meetings
Prepare implementation documents
Involved in technical panel for the Organizations wide recruitment drive
Awarded with Managers Choice AWARD in IBM for leading the team and delivering all the tasks with quality.
Awarded with SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD in IBM for leading the team and delivering all the tasks with quality.
Awarded with THINK TO CONNECT AWARD in IBM for outstanding performance.
Received +1 PBC Rating for the year 2010 -2011
Awarded twice with ‘Client Amex Certificates’ for exhibiting good analytical and problem solving skills while working with Amex Project.
Appreciations from the Business and Supervisors for noteworthy contributions in various projects.
Appreciation from the Business for the steep learning curve and worthy contribution to a business critical project.
Represented the firm for participating in Offshore Business Meetings, Gathering Business Requirements, Project Co-ordination (Leading, Developing and testing applications)
Successfully completed IBM External Certification “DB2@ UDB V8.1 Family Fundamentals” with a score of 81% in the month of December 2007
C and C++ Certifications from Tata InfoTech
Cognizant Certified Professional in Credit Cards-L1
Brain Bench Certified Professional in COBOL, JCL, VSAM and DB2